Welcome once again to THE 10 SPOT – TMStash’s round-up of the very best in Indie comics each week. This week brings us HARBINGER RENEGADE #7 from Valiant, and THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #31 from Image! Let’s get started with…
HARBINGER RENEGADE #7 (Valiant) – After the recent horrific events for Generation Zero, we continue to see the aftereffects…including some serious infighting among the Renegades. Do they strike back now? Do they wait? Where was ______ when they needed him? This story has taken an understandably dark turn, but make no mistake – this isn’t “grim-dark”. This is a critically important chapter in the story that launches us forward into what should be an outstanding tale. Rafer Roberts continues to give us outstanding scripts, combined with exceptional artwork from Darick Robertson (pencils), Walden Wong (inks) and Diego Rodriguez (colors). This is some of Robert’s best work – don’t miss the Renegades! 10/10
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #31 (Image) – Let’s make this one brief – deceit, treachery, death, ecstasy, and more death…and some of the best storytelling and artwork in comics. This is a series that has become so beloved that it gets mentions in other series (looking at you, Faith). Kieron Gillen (writer) and Jamie McElvie (artist, with colors by Matthew Wilson) continue to deliver an amazing story. 10/10
That’s it for this week’s 10 SPOT – but we aren’t done yet with our round-up of great indie books! Be sure to look for PRESSED TO THE 9’s and THE GREAT 8’s for more reviews of amazing indie comics!